Basketballghana.com can confirm the 2022 Western Basketball Association League Season has commenced; the season officially opened earlier today at the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) Court in Ghana’s Western Regional capital, Sekondi-Takoradi.
Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) President Ato Van-Ess, WBA Chairman William Ackom Ocran, WBA Executives Dr. Owusu Ansah Ankrah and John Mawukor were present.
In the opening game of the 2022 Season, two young rosters faced off and Eff-Ess Academy emerged the winner thanks to a 31-20 win over Lighters Basketball Club.
The game was played with a running time format and was the first of two matches played out at the TTU Court; TTU Oilers beat Oil City Kings 47-27 in the second game.
Eff Ess held a two point lead over Lighters heading into the second half and a couple of three pointers including one from Albert Davis stretched Eff-Ess’ lead as both teams shot poorly. The third quarter ended in a 22-10 Eff-Ess lead.
Lighters had a good start to open the final quarter with Jonas Otoo and Kelvin Kporvie grabbing points. Gabriel Asare drained a three pointer and Hamzah Osman added a layup to maintain Eff Ess lead and take an 11 point win. Farouk Cudjoe was lively and added points to Eff-Ess tally.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter